Music – on the spicy side

by Amy Dennison If you’re like me, you like your food spicy and wishing that the next good restaurant that comes to town will be an authentic Mexican restaurant  where the food has an extra kick and excites all your senses. Well, welcome to our salute to Cinco de Mayo...

Tackling Tchaikovsky

by Amy Dennison This season we have tackled some giants – giant pieces and giant composers. I blogged about Brahms and how my admiration for the composer grew through our rehearsals and performance of the Brahms Double Concerto in the Fall. Well ditto this for...

How do you like your music?

by Amy Dennison Here in the Cincinnati Community Orchestra, our director Dr. Gerry Doan, designs a variety of programs. For the first concert this season, the emphasis was on the music of Brahms, and therefore, a fairly narrow perspective on the extensive breadth of...

How I came to appreciate the music of Brahms

by Amy Dennison Musicians have their preferences when it comes to music. All of us in the Cincinnati Community Orchestra have our favorite composers and pieces of music. When the music for each concert is announced, musicians search for the juicy parts that they love...

Announcing our 2013-2014 Season!

Join us for our 60th season! Mark your calendars now! I. OCTOBER 19, 2013 “Falling for Brahms” Glazunov – Autumn Brahms – Concerto for Violin and Cello (Janet & Jennifer Carpenter) Brahms – Symphony No. 4 II. DECEMBER 7, 2013 “Flights of Fancy”...

Preparing for a marathon – Music that is

This blog was written on Sunday, April 14 the day before the Boston Marathon. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all affected who were at the Marathon on April 15. PREPARING FOR A MARATHON – MUSIC THAT IS by Amy Dennison  In Cincinnati if you talk about a marathon in...